Tommy and Sophia. Image courtesy of Woodcraft.

At the recent Woodworking In America show, Tommy and the folks at the Woodcraft booth were paid a special visit by woodworkers Sophia Barry and her father Ed. What made the visit so special was the fact that Sophia–with two years of woodworking experience under her belt–is only 10 years old.

Some of Sophia’s work includes a necklace shelf, a flower box and a bird house that she entered into the 4-H woodworking competition of the Ohio State Fair. Not bad for a 10-year-old! I’d love to see samples of work done by someone younger. Credit to her father for being such a good role model and accomplished woodworker in his own right.

Sophia hard at work on her birdhouse. Image courtesy of Woodcraft.

Check out all the images from Sophia’s visit with Tommy at the Woodcraft booth on the Woodcraft Blog page. You’ll also see some pictures of Sophia’s father’s pieces which prove that the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. Lucky Sophia–she walked away with an autographed inlay piece that Tommy made on his new show: Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac.

I wonder how long until Ed and Sophia start posting projects onto the 207. They probably deserve their own thread!

Here’s the video of Sophia’s visit:

Tommy Mac and Sophia at WIA

All images and video courtesy of Woodcraft.